nThe Supreme Court considered a state agency ruling that required owners of beachfront property to grant an easement to allow public beach access as a condition for obtaining a building permit.
nThe Court struck down
this requirement by a 5-to-4 vote.
nJustice Antonin Scalia: “California is free to advance its program, if it wishes, by using its power of eminent domain. . . , but if it wants an easement across the Nollans’ property, it must pay for it.”